AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:24:52 -0400 HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:18:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/23/US-Health-Overhaul-Version-2/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Version-2 c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:cb7 WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year. How the AP-GfK poll was conducted Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:15:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/23/US-MED-Ebola-AP-Poll-Method/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Ebola-AP-Poll-Method c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:cb8 The Associated Press-GfK poll on Ebola was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:14:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/23/US-MED--Ebola-AP.Poll/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Ebola-AP.Poll c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:cb9 WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:20:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/23/AS--Australia-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS--Australia-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:c62 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday he was considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola, but that priority remains responding to an outbreak in the Asia-Pacific region. Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:56:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US--Ebola-Nurse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-Nurse c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:a9f COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday. US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:16:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US--Ebola-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:5e8 ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:12:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/23/US--Ebola-ER/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-ER c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:b0b DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. California malpractice cap generates big spending Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:02:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/23/US--Midterm.Elections-Medical.Malpractice/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Midterm.Elections-Medical.Malpractice c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:ae5 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003. Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:32:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US-Obama-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Obama-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:8a7 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus. Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:21:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US-Reynolds-American-No-Smoking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Reynolds-American-No-Smoking c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:8a8 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:23:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US-MED--Ebola-US-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Ebola-US-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:9b3 CHICAGO (AP) — Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States. AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:19:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US-MED-Ebola-AP-Poll/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Ebola-AP-Poll c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:948 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that. Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about Ebola situation in US Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:04:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:949 WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about Ebola situation in US. WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:50:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/Ebola-WHO/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola-WHO c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:7e8 LONDON (AP) — Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:53:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US--Ebola..Monitoring/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola..Monitoring c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:764 WASHINGTON (AP) — Significantly expanding their vigilance, federal health officials said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travelers — even Americans — who come to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations for 21 days. German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:54:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/EU--Spain-Thalidomide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Spain-Thalidomide c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:64d MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide. Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:34:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/AS--Red.Cross-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS--Red.Cross-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:5bf BEIJING (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months. Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:40:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US--Ebola-Records/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-Records c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:5a7 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:57:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/22/US--Ebola-Records/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-Records c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:4d3 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:11:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/21/US--Ebola-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-94 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.